The Hittites created one of the great civilizations of the ancient world, although it remained almost unknown until excavations in the early 20th century revealed the extent and importance of its culture. For nearly five centuries the Hittites controlled vast areas of Anatolia, by direct or indirect rule, engaging in almost incessant warfare, and, at the same time, making significant contributions to culture and religion of the region. Historical Dictionary of the Hittites covers Hittite civilization from its origins through hundreds of entries on important persons, places, essential institutions, and the significant aspects of the society, Kingship, government, economy, material culture, and warfare of this ancient people. A 16-page photospread, introductory essay, chronology, and bibliography complement the dictionary entries. Scholars, students, and general readers who are interested in ancient history will find this a valuable reference work about the Hittites and about the rediscovery of the Hittites.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Series:||Historical Dictionaries of Ancient Civilizations and Historical Eras Series , #14|
|Product dimensions:||6.18(w) x 8.74(h) x 1.28(d)|
About the Author
Charles Burney is retired Senior Lecturer in Near Eastern Archaeology from the University of Manchester, England. He has conducted extensive archaeological surveys in northern and eastern Turkey. He is the author of From Village to Empire: An Introduction to Near Eastern Archaeology and coauthor ofThe Peoples of the Hills.